Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it.

T. Alan Armstrong

Blake and Matt started RacePenguin in an effort to combine their shared passion for philanthropy and their love of competitive sports. As the idea developed for a company that focused on racing for a cause, they realized that what race directors need is a relationship-based, comprehensive solution to help maximize the vast potential of their race.

Simply put, RacePenguin is here to serve as an invested partner and help make the community even more proud of what you do.

Meet Our Team

Blake Miller – Co Founder


Blake is an avid runner of all distances. He is the technical guru of the team and supports RacePenguin’s timing, website, and registration systems. In addition to the great work he does at RacePenguin, he also organizes the Grandview Running Club in his hometown of Grandview Heights, Ohio.

A licensed pilot since age 17, Blake is a native of Circleville, Ohio, and lends his organization, business development and ‘big picture’ thinking to the RacePenguin roster.

Matt Czarnecki – Co Founder

Matt Czarnecki - Co Owner RacePenguin, LLC

Matt is the triathlon guru of RacePenguin.  A native of Ohio, raised in Parma, he attended The Ohio State University and was a member of the OSU Triathlon Team.  He now takes part in endurance sports of all varieties, including; road races, triathlons and ultra-distance trail races.

In addition to training for his own races, he lends his time and knowledge to help coach the Olentangy Liberty Boy’s Cross Country Team.

WaterStop Media – Design, Marketing, Web Development

Refreshing websites for great races.

WaterStop Media is a wholly owned subsidiary of RacePenguin, LLC. WaterStop was built from the ground up to support the web development needs of race directors, race organizers, and charitable fundraisers anywhere in the world. Backed by a team of exceptionally talented developers, WaterStop’s strength comes from their unique ability to understand exactly what you as a race organizer need from you online presence.

RacePenguin's Services

Check out what RacePenguin can do to make your race great!

Upcoming Events

  1. Granville Inn It To Cure It 5K

    July 29 @ 6:45 am - 12:00 pm
  2. For Your Health – 5K Run/Walk and 1-mile Fun Walk

    July 29 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
  3. Rock The Lake Triathlon

    August 5 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. West Akron 5k Run/Walk Race

    August 5 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 am

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